Disposable cups

Lined with plastic. Made with millions of dead trees. We need a #BetterCup for our health and the health of our planet. Every year, 265 billion paper cups are used once, then thrown away. That’s millions of trees and an incalculable amount of plastic coating dumped into landfills and leeched into oceans and other waterways.

We need a #BetterCup.

Thanks to public pressure from people like you, Starbucks announced that it was partnering with McDonalds to create a #BetterCup in 2018. But despite Starbucks’ renewed commitments to reduce the environmental impact of its coffee cups, there's still a long way to go. We need other coffee companies to take action.

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Latest Press Releases and Blogs

Starbucks activists cheering
27, Feb 2019
By Jim Ace, Senior Campaigner, Stand.earth We did this. Today, leading coffee and quick serve restaurant brands took a major step toward...
27, Feb 2019
SEATTLE, WA — Leading coffee and quick serve restaurant brands took a major step toward recycling their single-use paper cups with today’s ...
09, Oct 2018
SEATTLE, WA —Closed Loop Partners, Starbucks and McDonald’s today launched the NextGen Cup Challenge, a global consortium that seeks to...